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Guangzhou-Hong Kong Train

 Guangzhou-Hong Kong train tickets will be under great demand during the 2017 Spring Canton Fair from April 15 to May 5. Passengers to travel during the period please make the bookings as early as possible.
Guangzhou-Hong Kong Train, runs between Guangzhou East Railway Station and Hong Kong Hung Hom Railway Station with a total length of 114 mi (183 km). Currently, 12 pairs of trains running daily with the duration of about two hours. It makes it pretty convenient for passengers to travel between the two cities.

It is advisable for passengers to get to the departure stations 45 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure time to settle relevant exit procedures. The boarding gates are closed 10 minutes before departure.  In Guangzhou East, passengers can find the waiting room and ticket check points on the fourth floor. In Hung Hom, passengers can find the waiting area on the ground floor, where immigration office and ticket check points are reachable.
Guangzhou-Hong Kong Through Train Map
Guangzhou-Hong Kong Through Train Map

(Last update on January 5, 2017)
Guangzhou to Hong Kong (Southbound)
Hong Kong to Guangzhou (Northbound)
Nos. Departure Arrival Nos. Departure Arrival
Z801 08:19 10:17 Z812 07:25 09:24
Z807 09:04 11:02 Z824 (Ktt) 08:15 10:12
Z813 09:55 11:53 Z820 09:24 11:23
Z823 (Ktt) 10:37 12:33 Z804 10:52 12:51
Z817 12:03 13:56 Z808 11:32 13:26
Z809 14:04 16:02 Z814 12:23 14:17
Z825 (Ktt) 15:38 17:34 Z826 (Ktt) 13:11 15:08
Z815 16:14 18:12 Z818 14:32 16:31
Z803 17:33 19:31 Z810 16:35 18:34
Z819 18:20 20:18 Z828 (Ktt) 18:00 19:57
Z827 (Ktt) 20:30 22:26 Z816 18:44 20:43
Z811 21:32 23:25 Z802 20:01 22:00
1. In addition to Ktt, the other carriages are all 25T type.
2. Timetable here is for reference only. For the most up-to-date schedule, you can search for it by the tool on the page top.
 Guangzhou Train Schedule

 Ticket Fare (HKD)
From/To To/From VIP Class First Class
Adult Child Adult Child
Guangzhou East Hung Hom 250 125 210 105
1. A child under 5 years old and accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket can enjoy free travel, supposing that the child share a seat with the adult.
2. Children between 5 and 9 years old can purchase child tickets.
3. Passengers aged 10 or above should purchase adult tickets.

 How to Buy Tickets

Ticket Counter for Trains to Hong Kong at Guangzhou East
Guangzhou East Through Train Ticket Counter

Passengers are required to present the valid passports or ID cards when purchasing tickets.
In Guangzhou: Tickets from Guangzhou to Hung Hom can be purchased 30 days earlier before departure. Passengers can buy tickets on the first floor of Guangzhou East Railway Station.

In Hong Kong:
In Hung Hom Railway Station, tickets are available 30 days prior to departure at the Intercity Through Train Customer Service Center or ticket offices and agents.

In HK, tickets can also be booked on eInstant Bonus terminals found inside some MTR stations. However, the payment can only be done with an Octopus Card. If booking is completed successfully, one will get a “Booking Bill” and it can be changed into a ticket only at the Intercity Through Train Customer Service Centre at Hung Hom Station.

 Ticket Change and Refund
As for ticket change, the destination and class cannot be changed and it should be dealt with at the issuing office. Northbound ticket change should be done at least 30 minutes before the departure and southbound one should be handled 6 hours before the departure time. A ticket can only be changed for once and the changed tickets are non-refundable.

Ticket refund should be handled at where passengers purchase the tickets. Ticket refund procedure should be completed at least 2 hours prior to the departure time. The earlier the ticket is refunded, the more passengers will get back.

Ticket Type Time before Departure % of Refund
Northbound Ones 2 hours - 2 days 50%
3 days - 14 days 70%
15 days or more 100% (Handling fee: HKD15 for an adult; HKD7.5 for a child)
Southbound Ones 6 hours - 2 days 50%
3 days - 14 days 70%
15 days or more 100% (Handling fee: HKD15 for an adult; HKD7.5 for a child)

 Seat Arrangement
Currently, there are two types of railway carriages servicing the line: 25T and Ktt.
 25T (Operated by Guangzhou Railway Bureau)
Carriage Number 1 2-4 5 6-10
Type Luggage + Soft Seat Soft Seat Dining Carriage Soft Seat

 Ktt (Operated by Hong Kong MTR Corporation Limited)
Carriage Number 1-2 3-7
Type Premium Class First Class

 Differences between 25T and Ktt
Ktt 25T
Decks Double-decked Single-decked
Seat Selection Yes No
Wi-Fi Yes (at certain expense) No
Free gifts Watson distilled water, napkin Tibet Spring
Dining Carriage No Yes
Foods Snacks like egg tart, almond paste and butterfly cookies Box meal, Haagen Dazs ice cream, marinated chicken drumsticks
Souvenir Hong Kong tourism souvenir and MTR souvenir No
Toilet One eastern style and one western style on two sides of each carriage One in each carriage
Electricity Free power bank lending service Chinese style tripod socket
Broadcast In standard Chinese, Cantonese and English In standard Chinese and English

 Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Train
Currently, only the Guangzhou-Shenzhen section has been put into service while the Shenzhen-Hong Kong section is still under construction. When fully completed in 2017, it will greatly shorten the travel time between Guangzhou and Hong Kong to about 45 minutes, and dense schedules are planned for the convenience of passengers.
Major High Speed Rail Lines from Guangzhou to:

Major Rail Lines from Hong Kong to: